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  1. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    The article Dilbert and AstroBull 21 provided mentioned that "New York, Miami, and Jacksonville reportedly will play in the semi-pro National Premier Soccer League this season". The NPSL is a fourth-tier league with roughly 98 clubs, which may be a huge step down for those clubs.
  2. North American Pro Soccer 2018

    Possible death knell: NASL canceled their entire 2018 season today. Only six clubs remain in the league.
  3. 2018 MLB Season

    Nats win the NL East and....
  4. 2017 NHL Offseason

    The weirdness for me was when Atlanta had a hockey team again.
  5. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    This is an interesting proposal. One significant issue is why the need to place all the Canadian teams in their own Divisions within the respective Conferences? The odds would significantly increase against any Canadian teams winning the Cup if maintaining a 16-team playoff format compromising of 4 Canadian teams and 12 US teams in the playoffs each season. Another major issue with the 2-team per Division playoff format is that fans would wonder why a third place team in an opposite Division wouldn’t qualify even if they had more points than the second place team in another Division. For example, in the Western Conference, let us say that the teams thein Northwest Division finished with Calgary in first (100 points), Vancouver in second (95 points), Edmonton in third (91 points), and Winnipeg in fourth (80 points). Conversely, the teams in the Southwest Division finished with Minnesota in first (99 points), Dallas in second (89 points), Colorado in third (84 points), and Las Vegas in fourth (65 points). Under this scenario, why should Dallas make the playoffs while Edmonton – who had a better season – miss out? As far as REEL A LINE MINT, there is an opportunity missed to keep the budding Jets – Wild – Blackhawks rivalry intact in order to bring back Columbus to the Western Conference. Is there a reason for moving Columbus back to the West? In addition, the Atlantic and the Metro Divisions are a little confusing especially with breaking-up the NYR-NYI-NJD rivalry, unless this is intentional. Therefore, the idea of balancing out the two Conferences with 4 Divisions of 4 teams each is certainly a challenge and there is much promise here, but a few things need to be tweaked in order to achieve that balance.
  6. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

  7. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Reminds me of the Army "A" from 2006 - 2014.
  8. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    I find it strange that the closest team to Charlotte is in Hershey, which is 489 miles away!
  9. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    How would the playoffs work in your realignment?
  10. Washington Nationals - Est. 1905?

    Yes, the whole "1905" is downright absurd. The "Washington Nationals" that were founded in 1905 later became the Minnesota Twins, therefore, there's no continuity between the two corporate identities. Also, there were several pre-1900 teams known as the "Washington Nationals". Finally, from D.C. Sports Bog: MLB approved the use of multiple origination dates for this franchise that can be used for marketing purposes.
  11. New Atlanta Stadium

    Those stadium concepts are nice and all, but what about the churches?
  12. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    So you decided to expand the NHL to 33 teams and subdivide all the Conferences? Your realignment idea would only further compound the problems currently plaguing the League already.
  13. Bizarre/Unusual Numbers on Jerseys

    Also Steve Heinze wore #57 with the Blue Jackets, Sabres, and Kings!
  14. The Pointless Realignment Outpost

    Have you seen a game in Dallas? They were near the bottom of the league in attendance last year and this start sure isn't going to help that this season. Then you have a team like Tampa Bay that regularly sells out the TBTF, including all games this season. To be perfectly honest, it's been awhile since I actively followed the NHL. Dallas is also more convenient geographically since Tampa Bay would throw off the entire alignment. Why are the cities of Hartford, Milwaukee (Brew City), Portland, and Seattle granted Alternate Universe NHL franchises while Washington, D.C. was ommitted from your league?